Help with new CPU & Motherboard compatibility. Tags: CPUs Motherboards Last response: June 4, 2012 9:41 PM in CPUs Share Mickyb20 June 4, 2012 6:29:45 PM Hello, I have a ECS Elite Group H61H2-M2 motherboard "High performance ECS Motherboard H61H2-M2 supporting latest socket LGA 1155 Intel® 2nd Generation Core™ i7 / i5 / i3 Processors" On the website http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Detail... They have a CPU supported list which includes 3rd Gen CPU's Will these work in a 2nd gen? I was thinking about buying Intel 3rd Generation Core i7-3770K CPU (4 x 3.50GHz, Ivy Bridge, Socket 1155, 8Mb L3 Cache, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0) Any help will be great thanks. More about : cpu motherboard compatibility | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove mcnumpty23 CPUs Authority Motherboard Expert June 4, 2012 6:42:04 PM "3rd Gen CPU's Will these work in a 2nd gen? " yes--as long as the bios supports them | Report abuse Mickyb20 June 4, 2012 6:46:35 PM The BIOS I have at the moment is, American Megatrends Inc. Version 07/12/2011 (Latest) | Report abuse rdx07 June 4, 2012 6:48:21 PM as far as i know, Sandy Bridge boards support Ivy Bridge processors. furthermore, the i7-3770K is listed in the cpu support list of your board. guess you'll need to flash bios though. | Report abuse Mickyb20 June 4, 2012 9:41:14 PM Updated BIOS to support Ivy Cpu's, I'll order that straight away! cheers guys. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>Help with new CPU & Motherboard compatibility.> Related ressources: ForumHelp me out. New Mobo, CPU , Cooling. What to buy? ForumNew build cpu loud help !!!! ForumNew CPU Help ForumNew Build Cpu help Forum[NEED HELP ] New CPU and MoBO ForumPlease help need to order new CPU today ForumNeed a new CPU cooler ASAP. Please help me decide. ForumHelp me about new cpu ForumNew PCplz help me choose CPU /GPU ForumHelp me choose: GTX680 vs a new CPU ForumNeed Help to build a new CPU . ForumNeed help installing new cpu ForumNew build cpu overheating please help ? ForumAsrock 970 extreme 4 and new CPU help needed ForumNew Build - Bum CPU ? Need Help ForumCPU and Motherboard for New Build (First) * help * ForumHelp with new CPU AMD FX-8150 FX. ForumCPU FAN ERROR + Overheating on New Build! 3930k + p9x79WS Help pls! ForumHelp Overclocking New CPu ForumBest Cpu cooler for ~40 More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !